Spotlight On @ Home

Classes for Adults

YOU CAN NOW SHINE A SPOTLIGHT AT HOME!
Digital learning with Playhouse pros.

All Spotlight Classes will take place on ZOOM. Students will receive an email two days before the class begins with login/password information.

For more information please email [email protected].

Registration is now open!

DIRECTING: INTRO TO DIRECTING (VIRTUAL)

Monday Evenings: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
November 1 – December 13, 7 weeks
Instructor: Levi Kaplan

Exploring text, crafting a story, and collaborating to build the world of the play. This is the work of the director. This engaging class will have you collaborating with other artists to direct your own scene work. Drawing from a range of pedagogies from traditional text analysis to the more modern physical training of Viewpoints, students will direct each other in scene work as they explore the role of the first-time director. This class is an excellent overview of directorial process and is a great choice for actors, playwrights, and aspiring directors alike. Students will try their hand at staging open scenes in both traditional and devised methods, apply shape and gesture to story telling, and rehearse their casts for a scene showing culmination.

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ACTING: INTRO TO ACTING (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday Evenings: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
November 2 – December 14, 7 weeks
Instructor: Farah Dinga

Whether you are an aspiring performer; wish to revitalize your creativity; or simply want to try something new and build self-confidence, you will find this course active, fun and rewarding. In this class, you will explore group exercises, drama techniques and improvisation. You will apply newly acquired skills in character development to monologues and scenes, and explore the use of the voice and body on stage.

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PLAYWRITING: GETTING STARTED ON YOUR FIRST PLAY (VIRTUAL)

Wednesday Evenings: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
November 3 – December 15, 7 weeks
Instructor: Kristen Fogle

What makes a great piece of theater? Or a compelling character? This class will teach you about the elements of theater, including character, setting, plot, and dialogue, as well as give you an opportunity to write to idea-generating prompts and engage in brainstorming activities. This class is geared toward beginning writers, but is useful for those that want to put their skills to work. By the end, participants will have created an outline, a scene, or even a short play. Critique sessions by both the instructor and group will aide in constructive, safe feedback.

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HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SPOTLIGHT ON @ HOME CLASSES

“I thoroughly enjoyed attending La Jolla Playhouse’s virtual class, Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre. I looked forward with great anticipation to each class session. The history of musical theatre presentations, conversations with like-minded musical theatre lovers, and challenge ‘homework’ of watching musicals in my spare time were all exciting and thought-provoking. I loved learning about the origins of the genre, as well as discussing some long-time favorites. Thanks, LJP, for providing such a wonderful experience in this tumultuous time!– Amy Kinseth, Landmark Moments in Musical Theater Student

“It was LIFE giving!” – Acting Student

“I’ve really enjoyed and benefitted from these offerings. Thank you so much.” – Playwriting Student

“I wrote my first One Act Play! It’s such an achievement for me. Thank you!” – Playwriting Student

“I enjoyed it 100%.” – Playwriting Student

“I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity for my son. He was fully included and embraced by the instructor and other students…. I don’t know if you know how groundbreaking it is to include a student with autism in your mainstream classes. No one else is doing this, to my knowledge…. I have always enjoyed LJP’s quality productions, but will now offer even more support, like buying season tickets when you re-open.” – Mother of an Acting Student

“The class was uplifting and positive during this most difficult time.” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

“Very caring teacher who balanced the class experience really well!” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

“Pure joy.” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

“I absolutely enjoyed myself! Thanks for getting Christopher Ashley, He was delightful.” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

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